Springs of living water

I thirsted in the barren land of sin and shame

Author: John W. Peterson
Tune: [I thirsted in the barren land of sin and shame]
Published in 18 hymnals

Author: John W. Peterson

Pseudonymn: John Willard. John W. Peterson (November 1, 1921 – September 20, 2006) was a songwriter who had a major influence on evangelical Christian music in the 1950s through the 1970s. He wrote over 1000 songs, and 35 cantatas. Born in Lindsborg, Kansas, he served as an Army Air Force pilot flying the China Hump during World War II. Later, he attended Moody Bible Institute and served on the radio staff there for a number of years. In 1953, he graduated from the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago and shortly thereafter settled in Pennsylvania to continue his songwriting career. He then moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan, where for over ten years he was President and Editor-in-Chief of Singspiration, a sacred music publish… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I thirsted in the barren land of sin and shame
Title: Springs of living water
Author: John W. Peterson
Refrain First Line: Drinking at the springs of living water
Copyright: © 1950, renewed 1978 by Singspiration



Instances (1 - 4 of 4)

Hymns of Faith #244


Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #558

Rejoice Hymns #369

Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #223

Include 14 pre-1979 instances
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